The Best of Both Worlds – A Handfasting Ceremony – Part 2



We recently featured the fabulous first wedding ceremony between Caito and Devin that took place in Bali – click here to view 



Six weeks after they returned home to Pittsburgh they held a Handfasting Ceremony and reception at the Frick Art & Historical Center for family and friends including both of their 90-year old maternal grandmothers. 

Handfasting, rich in history and culture, originated in the British Isles more than 3000 years ago, and is where the phrase “tying the knot” derives.  On stage in the art museum’s performance hall, their fathers and siblings (who could not attend the Bali wedding) wrapped symbolic cords around their hands.


Caito says …. “Following the ceremony, we showed a video of our Bali wedding day on a movie screen. Almost magically, it enabled us to transport everyone to join us back in Bali after all. Afterward, we immersed ourselves in yet another cultural experience mingling with our guests at the cocktail party in the art museum’s marble rotunda, amid soaring teak columns and fine and decorative art.  Later, we snuck away for a few family and couple photos on the beautiful five-acre grounds and in the vintage vehicle Car and Carriage Museum. Meanwhile a photo slideshow of our month-long travels through Indonesia played for the guests’ enjoyment. We even had a surprise birthday cake for my Dad”.


Caito says … “We hope our wedding ceremonies encourage other couples to ‘go for it.’ Travelling halfway around the world, knowing most of our family and friends could not attend, was definitely a difficult decision. However, putting together these photos just reinforces it was “our” day and the absolute best choice we could have ever made. We really did have the best of both worlds (continents) doing it like this, and wouldn’t have had it any other way!”





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